Manchester United could be set to free up a considerable chunk of cash with the news that Alexis Sanchez is nearing a permanent exit.
The Red Devils are understandably keen to swoop in for England forward Jadon Sancho this summer.
The issue of finance is never far away in football, but Man Utd could be set for a major repreive.
That potential boost could come in the form of player sales, with the fee recouped combined with the wages off the books freeing up fresh capital.
And that is exactly the scenario that could be about to occur, according to the Manchester Evening News.
The outlet sate that Man Utd top earner Sanchez is nearing a permanent switch to Inter Milan.
The Chilean has spent the season on loan in Serie A, and initially struggled to adapt to the league.
However, since the restart, Sanchez has re-found his groove and put in several improved displays.
Three goals and seven assists have been plundered in that time, and Inter have taken note.
The MEN article states that Inter are ‘confident’ of striking a permanent deal, with negotiations already at an ‘advanced stage’ despite the summer window only recently opening.
No prospective figure is mentioned for the transfer fee, but it is revealed that Man Utd chose not to set a fixed fee in the initial loan deal if the move should then become permanent.
Therefore, The Red Devils can use Inter’s strong interest to attempt to drive up the price.
A further boost would stem from the fact Sanchez’s astronomical wages would also be removed from the books.
Sancho to Man Utd receives major boost
Meanwhile, Man Utd have been handed a major boost in their efforts to sign Jadon Sancho. That’s after Borussia Dortmund indicated they would accept a lower than expected initial payment.
The 20-year-old’s rapid rise since switching England for Germany has been meteoric. With his prowess typified by his 20 goals and 20 assists in all competitions this season.
But Old Trafford remains the likeliest of destinations, and the club’s hierarchy have united as one to green light the deal.
The predictable issue of finance has always lingered, but now according to The Express, progress on that front has been made.